Controller design for stabilizing bilinear systems with state-based switching

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Some nonlinear systems can be approximated by switching bilinear systems. In this paper, we proposed a method to design state-based stabilizing controller for switching bilinear systems. Based on the similarity between switching bilinear systems and switching linear systems, corresponding switching linear systems are obtained for switching bilinear systems by applying state-based feedback control laws. Instead, we consider asymptotically stabilizing the corresponding switching linear system through solving a number of relaxed LMI conditions. Stabilizing controllers for switching bilinear systems can be derived based on the results of the corresponding switching linear systems. The stability of the controller is proved step by step through the decreasing of the multiple Lyapunov functions along the state trajectory. The effectiveness of the method is demonstrated by both a theoretical example and an example of urban traffic network with traffic signals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101009
Number of pages15
JournalNonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Bilinear system with state-based switching
  • LMIs
  • Lyapunov stability
  • Switching bilinear system control


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